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Flights + Airlines

CIRA is served by Allegiant, American and Delta. See the Airlines page for more information.

Atlanta (ATL), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Orlando/Sanford (SFB) and Tampa/St. Pete (PIE). American and Delta can get you to hundreds of destinations with one stop through their Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul hubs. Visit the Airlines page for more information.

There are several options for booking your next flight out of CIRA. You can contact the airline directly through their websites or phone numbers, you can use an online booking engine such as Expedia, Orbitz, Kayak or similar, you can book through a travel agent, or you can visit the airline’s ticket counter in person, just be sure to check their schedules to ensure the ticket counter will be open when you plan to visit.

If you booked through an online booking engine, you should contact them to confirm your flight. If you booked directly through the airline (either through their website or phone number), you can contact the airline to confirm.

Each airline has its own set of baggage rules and fees. For the airlines that currently fly in and out of CIRA you can find more baggage information on their websites at the following locations:
Allegiant
American
Delta

If your bag does not arrive at CIRA when you do, you can file a lost luggage claim at your airline’s ticket counter. Once you’ve filed a claim, you can contact your airline’s lost luggage department to follow up on the status.

The airlines suggest you arrive at least ninety minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. This allows a comfortable amount of time to check-in (if necessary), check baggage, proceed through the security process and arrive at your departing gate easily.

Your flight will begin boarding twenty to thirty minutes prior to departure.

The TSA Security Checkpoint opens at 4:30 a.m.

Each airline has a flight alert system for delays, cancellations or other irregular scheduling issues. Through your airline website or reservations system, be sure your contact information is included in your reservation prior to your day of departure.

The CIRA website offers flight tracking and status.

The TSA Security Checkpoint opens at 4:30 a.m.

The terminal opens at 4:00 a.m. and the parking lot shuttle begins running at 4:00 a.m. as well. The TSA Security Checkpoint opens at 4:30 a.m.

Each airline opens its ticket counter based on current flight schedules. See the Airlines page for ticket counter hours.

While we do not currently have a dedicated TSA Pre-Check lane, our checkpoint offers modified benefits if you are enrolled in the program. This means you do not have to remove your shoes, laptop or bag of liquids and gels.

 

Parking + Transportation

Parking is free at the Central Illinois Regional Airport, regardless of the length of your trip. As you drive toward the terminal building on the entrance road you will see signage directing you to both long term and short term parking. Short term is two hours or less and is immediately in front of the terminal building. Long term (anything over two hours) is immediately behind the two-hour parking lot. Find more information on parking here.

Yes! You may reach the shuttle directly upon your arrival at CIRA by calling (866)-967-2472.

The shuttle does have a wheelchair lift to assist riders with wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs are available in the vestibule of the terminal building. Contact your airline prior to your arrival to arrange assistance.

The CIRA parking shuttle is also is equipped with a wheelchair lift to assist passengers and guests that are traveling through the airport to and from their parked vehicles. You may reach the shuttle directly upon your arrival at CIRA by calling (866)-967-2472.

 

At the Airport

Yes! You can connect to the CIRA network – no password needed!

Yes! We have an ATM inside the terminal near the airline ticket counters (before you get to the Turbo Grill and the security checkpoint).

There are two restaurants at CIRA. Turbo Grill is pre-security and available to anyone in the terminal building regardless of whether or not they are a ticketed passenger.    Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. View the Turbo Grill Main Menu or View the Turbo Grill Appetizers and Drinks Menu.

Jetstream and the Radar Bar are located on the second level of the gate area, across from Gate 5. Hours are 4:30 a.m. daily to the last departure of the day. View the Jetstream Bar Menu.

The Route 66 Gift Shop located in the gate area on the second level between Gates 5 and 9 offers grab n’ go food items, snack items and beverages.

Yes! Look for the rows of seats against the walls – they have power outlets beneath the seats. You can also find more charging options in the Relax and Recharge area on the second level near Gate 5.

We have a mail drop in the Airport Authority offices, which are open during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).

Smoking is permitted outside the terminal at least 15 feet from entrances, per the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. For your convenience, smoking receptacles are located on either side of the main entrance.

Yes! The grassy area west of the employee parking lot next to the west end of the terminal building is a designated pet relief area.

At this time, we do not have a foreign currency exchange service. Contact your bank or financial institution to inquire about this service.

We welcome your feedback and you can share it with us via email, phone, online form or by taking our passenger survey. Visit our Contact Us page or take our survey. Thank you!

Yes! Flight lessons are offered by one of the Fixed Base Operators at the airport. Please contact Synergy Flight Center or Crosswinds Flying Club for more information — and happy flying!

CIRA has a variety of hangar sizes available for lease for private aircraft. Please contact the Airport Authority office for more information, availability and pricing.

  • Central Illinois Regional Airport
  • 3201 CIRA Drive, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • +1 (309) 663-7383
  • Airport Code: BMI

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